Walt Whitman

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BBCPhil/Davis review RVW150 – power and brilliance
Continuing celebrations of the composer’s 150th anniversary saw Andrew Davis conduct the Fourth Symphony and pastel shades of the Job masque

Andrew Clements

21, Mar, 2022 @10:15 AM

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The big picture: Alec Soth’s American road trip oddities
The freewheeling photographer captures the strangeness of everyday life in the United States

Tim Adams

09, Jan, 2022 @7:00 AM

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We need a new Walt Whitman to imagine a virtual public space | John Naughton
Where are the poet’s modern-day counterparts who will campaign for an internet that’s open to everyone?

John Naughton

17, Oct, 2020 @3:00 PM

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What Is the Grass by Mark Doty review – Walt Whitman and me
From visions of a shadowy spirit to memories of love and loss … a contemporary US poet pays tribute to the persistent presence of Whitman

Abhrajyoti Chakraborty

03, Jun, 2020 @11:00 AM

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Dead Poets Society: 30 years on Robin Williams' stirring call to 'seize the day' endures | Luke Buckmaster
From its enthusiasm for literature to its rousing finale, Peter Weir’s film is a salute to inspiration itself

Luke Buckmaster

16, Jul, 2019 @3:30 AM

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Walt Whitman: celebrating an extraordinary life in his bicentennial
The poet’s life and works are being explored in three exhibitions in New York, the city that saw him create some of his most profound poems

Julianne McShane

12, Jun, 2019 @5:00 AM

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Walt Whitman's lost novel The Life and Adventures of Jack Engle found
Described by Whitman scholar as a ‘a fun, rollicking, creative, twisty, bizarre little book’, the discovery has been made available free online

Danuta Kean

21, Feb, 2017 @9:29 AM

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Everyone Is Watching review – a panoramic portrait of New York
Whitman, Mapplethorpe and Edmund White star in Megan Bradbury’s beautifully written debut about what defines America’s most famous city

Miranda France

22, Jun, 2016 @3:00 PM

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Top 10 landmarks in gay and lesbian literature
From Walt Whitman to Colette and even Virginia Woolf, these books offer readers a vision of how we might live differently, and better

Gregory Woods

04, May, 2016 @10:59 AM

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Walt Whitman’s lost advice to America’s men: meat, beards and not too much sex
Rediscovered newspaper columns by poet Walt Whitman despair of a lack of ‘manly virility’ and promote the development of a ‘noble physique’

Tracy McVeigh

30, Apr, 2016 @2:41 PM

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Walt Whitman revealed as author of 'Manly Health' guide
Thirteen-part series unearthed from the New York Atlas, which lays out plan to ‘give America a far nobler physique’

Alison Flood

30, Apr, 2016 @5:00 AM

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American exceptionalism: the great game and the noble way
Election season is a carnival of boastful patriotism but be uneasy about triumphal rhetoric – the US has done many great things and many terrible ones

Ben Fountain

09, Apr, 2016 @11:00 AM

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